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At the end of each calendar year, the progress that MADE-BY’s partner brands have made in the areas of environment and labour standards are translated into Scorecards. These Scorecards cover a period of one year, from the 1st January until the 31st December. Only partner brands who have been a member for the full year have their Scorecard published. In 2013, 14 brands published a Scorecard in this Annual Report, as well as on our website: www.made-by.org/scorecards. New partner brand Atelier Awash launched its first collection in 2013 and publishes its Scorecard for the first time in this report.
In order to understand the total impact made by our partner brands, MADE-BY creates an ‘Overall Scorecard’, which shows the collaborative, step-by-step progress being made on a yearly basis. This Scorecard covers the total number of garments produced with more sustainable fibres, total number of garments manufactured in socially certified factories, the production distribution across all brands’ key suppliers and the total amount of organic cotton used by MADE-BY partner brands in the year, comparing this to the previous two years.
In 2013, MADE-BY saw an increase of 25% in the number of garments produced in Class A factories and an increase of 11% in garments produced in Class B factories. This increase is in part due to the reclassification of the WRAP certification standard from Class C to B, following the update of MADE-BY’s Benchmark for Social Standards.
The total number of garments produced in Class A, B and C factories decreased by 5% from 2012. However the figure for 2013 is still more than double that of 2011.
The overall top five production countries for our partner brands in 2013 were: China (27%), Bangladesh (24%), India (16%), Vietnam (10%) and Turkey (8%).
The total amount of organic cotton used by partner brands increased, from 755,278 kg to 978,047 kg in 2013. This corresponds to a 29.5% increase against 2012, or a 76% increase since 2011 (555,404 kg), demonstrating a clear commitment from partner brands to increase the volume of organic cotton in their collections. In 2013, the overall use of more sustainable fibres in partner brands’ collections increased by 30% compared to 2012 and increased by 150% compared to 2011. Whilst the use of Class A and C fibres decreased, the use of Class B fibres grew by 36%. Class B fibres account for 97% of all more sustainable fibres used. Of the Class B fibres used organic cotton was the material of choice, followed by TENCEL® and recycled polyester.